A clarion call to make Canada an entrepreneurial economy

By Francis Moran  Startup Canada, the grassroots organisation that spent six months consulting entrepreneurs and their support ecosystem about what was needed to foster a stronger entrepreneurial culture in this country, Tuesday issued

Published on: November 30th, 2012 Francis Moran

If Jack and Jill had worked together to engineer a well water system …

By Leo Valiquette  Alex Reid's post on Monday about the economic necessity of supporting investment in more women-led startups is all the more timely as it comes the same week that we cheer the release

Published on: November 29th, 2012 Francis Moran

Supporting investment in women-led startups

By Alexandra Reid  Maple Leaf Angels is working with Canadian Women in Technology to create investment opportunities between angels and women-led startup companies. More than 60 angel investors, entrepreneurs, partners and sponsors filled a room in

Published on: November 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

Canadian e-tailers trade tips on wooing online consumers

Run with this Goldilocks and the three bears analogy for Canadian e-commerce: the consumer is Goldilocks and three different e-commerce sites represent her options in the bear’s home.Goldilocks has them open in three

Published on: November 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

What I’m stealing from the startup world

By Christine Wong My new boss woke me up at 2:30 a.m. last night demanding that I do some work for him. After I changed him into dry pajamas, put clean sheets on

Published on: November 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

Government adds ‘insult to injury’ as musicians denied microSD levy

The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) reminded everyone today they are upset about the government's decision to exempt microSD cards from a levy for the right to copy music to the external storage

Published on: November 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mobile marketing advice from fast food brands

What's the difference between a pizza chain and a burger joint when they create a mobile strategy? The pizza chain wants the biggest demographic slice, while the burger joint wants to supersize its

Published on: November 8th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Contract disputes fuel bulk of SMB telecom complaints

Contract disputes fuelled the bulk of complaints made by Canada's small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) about their telecom services in the past year. According to data provided exclusively to ITBusiness.ca by theCommissioner

Published on: November 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

CIX top 20 list unveiled

The Canadian Innovation Exchange unveiled its annual list of Canada's top 20 digital media and information and communication technology (ICT) companies Tuesday night in Toronto. Considering that post honorees have gone on to

Published on: November 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

How one Canadian media giant is embracing the startup model

The paywalls have gone up. First at Postmedia, publisher of newspapers such as the National Post,Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen. Then at the Globe and Mail andmost recently at the Toronto Star.

Published on: November 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Mobilicity launches 4G service

Mobilicity has launched its 4G service by offering two new data plan options. The Toronto-based wireless carrier, which operates as an upstartalternative to Rogers, Telus and Bell, said in a news release that

Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Despite challenges, Canada

There may be some truth to the complaints often heard from Canadian entrepreneurs, but they're the same problems that business founders around the world face, or at least that was the consensus of

Published on: October 29th, 2012 Grant Buckler

Telecom complaints jump by 35 per cent

Consumer complaints about Canadian telecom services rose by 35 per cent in the past year, with wireless services targeted by the bulk of unhappy customers for the fourth year in a row. Wireless

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Privacy commissioners issue guidelines for mobile apps

The privacy commissioners for Canada, Alberta and British Columbia jointly issued a set of guidelines today to help mobile developers bake privacy protection into their apps. The guidelines were released on the closing

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong